\ ˈtrəŋ(k)t How to pronounce trunked (audio) \

Definition of trunked

: having a trunk especially of a specified kind usually used in combination a gray-trunked tree

Examples of trunked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Replace a pine tree with a Strawberry shrub (Arbutus unedo compacta), a handsome, multi-trunked shrub that can be pruned to grow tree-like with a single trunk. oregonlive, 2 June 2021 My Bauhaus earrings, the upside down off center U shape are lifted from this double trunked tree in our yard. Laura Demarco, cleveland, 4 Oct. 2019 All that remained were thick-trunked trees and leaves trembling slightly in the breeze. New York Times, 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of trunked

1640, in the meaning defined above

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“Trunked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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